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Dallas Taylor

Dallas Taylor is the grandson of a rum-runner, a valedictorian, a handyman and a good Catholic girl. He lives and writes in Seattle, and builds things for a living in his spare time. In 2010, he attended the Clarion Writers’ Workshop.
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When Do You Stop Clapping?

When do you stop thinking the world will go on as it has, and start planning for contingencies that were science fiction two years ago? Continue reading

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I Know Why Nero Fiddled

I also know that that probably didn’t happen. But whatever its authenticity, the image of the emperor playing the fiddle while Rome burned endures. In common usage, it means ‘to occupy oneself with unimportant matters and neglect priorities during a crisis.’ Like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. But it’s not rearranging the deck … Continue reading

Why Thinking About Death Will Make Your Life Easier and Better

I imagine myself on my deathbed. The end is nigh. There’s no more time, no chance to change what’s come before.

What would I wish I had done? Continue reading

An Open Letter to Elected Democrats

Left unchecked, the present Administration and Congress are going to unwind a century’s progress. The only option open to a person of conscience is unflinching and disciplined opposition. Continue reading

What Do We Accomplish By Marching?

With our faith re-energized, our hope restored, our resolve galvanized and our hearts filled with joy, we will overcome. We will bend the moral arc of history towards justice. Continue reading

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